| Parallel Server Manager|| Supports management of OPS; this additional tool is located in the Enterprise Manager.|
| OPS Assistant|| Assists in the creation and installation of OPS databases.|
| Instance affinity||Enables you to use DBMS_JOB to limit an operation to one instance. This can improve performance and makes OPS more compatible with replication.|
|Fast-Start Recovery||Speeds up the recovery process so that recovery and roll back can be done simultaneously.|
|Cache fusion||Enables direct memory transfers of data from one instance to another, reducing I/O calls to the database.|
|Connection load balancing||Balances the amount of activity among the parallel nodes. This is a feature of Net8.|
|Oracle Performance Monitor|| Allows access to certain |
V$ data dictionary views to monitor performance of the OPS. This is an additional enhancement toParallel Server Manager.